Parents' Guide to

Little Heroes

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Home Alone-style movie with lots of slapstick, little joy.

Movie NR 1999 110 minutes
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Though in spirit this film attempts to carry on the legacy of good-natured, slapstick fun of Home Alone, it falls far short of the mark in terms of plot, pacing, dialogue, acting, and jokes. Kids of a certain age may find dogs peeing on heads and biting butts hysterically funny, and there's only cartoonish violence here, although worth noting is that a kid is tied up and stuffed in a car and then a barn, which may be scary to some kids. Overall, there's nothing much to worry about in terms of intensity, but for the genre, there are much better alternatives that will at least instill a sense of good humor in viewers and reward all ages. The tobacco industry subplot may not make much sense in an era when smoking has been justly vilified, and the father's ultimate good act -- telling the truth in the face of great danger -- may not resonate much either.

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